Silverado Co-Founder Loren Shook Named Argentum Chairman


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Argentum, the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States, today announced that Loren Shook, Chairman & CEO of Silverado was elected as the new Chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors.  He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board.  Shook officially assumed the Chairman’s position during the 2016 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

"The most rewarding thing about serving our nation’s seniors is the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of residents, their families and our employees,” says Shook. “Across senior living we touch the human spirt, making it particularly important for all of us within the industry to share ideas and create a vision for the future. There have been many great leaders who have served as Chair before me, including the past Chair, Brenda Bacon, who has made a real difference for our industry throughout her tenure. We have an incredible Board of Directors composed of the top leaders in the industry. I’m honored to have been selected as Chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors, and I’m excited for what we can achieve together as we serve to provide the best quality of life for seniors and influence aging in America.” 

Additionally, several new members were elected to join the Board including Jack Callison, CEO, Enlivant; Judd Harper, President, The Arbor Company; Justin Hutchens, CIO & EVP, HCP; Robert Probst, EVP & CFO, Ventas; and Collette Valentine, CEO & COO, Integral Senior Living. 

“We welcome the insights and ideas from these senior living leaders as we continue to provide industry-leading support to our members and those they serve,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Loren Shook, Chairman & CEO

Tim Buchanan, CEO
Legend Senior Living

Pat Mulloy, Chairman & CEO
Elmcroft Senior Living

Randy Richardson, President

Bruce Mackey Jr., President & CEO
Five Star Senior Living

Brenda Bacon, President & CEO
Brandywine Senior Living

Jack Callison, CEO

Jon A. DeLuca, President & CEO
Senior Lifestyle Corp.

Thomas J. DeRosa, CEO

Stephanie Handelson, President & COO
Benchmark Senior Living

Judd Harper, President
The Arbor Company

Dan Hirschfeld, President
Genesis Rehabilitation Services

Kai Hsiao

Justin Hutchens, CIO & EVP

Ed Kenny, Chairman & CEO

Brad Klitsch, SVP of Market Development
Direct Supply

Sally Michael, President
California Assisted Living Association (CALA)

John Moore, Chairman & CEO
Atria Senior Living

Todd Novaczyk, President & CEO
New Perspective Senior Living

Bill Pettit Jr., Vice Chairman
Merrill Gardens

Robert Probst, EVP & CFO

Tiffany Tomasso, Founding Partner
Kensington Senior Living

Collette Valentine, CEO & COO
Integral Senior Living

Patricia Will, Co-Founder & President
Belmont Village Senior Living

Chris Winkle, CEO 
Sunrise Senior Living


About Argentum

Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit Argentum’s website at

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